Bridgeport Forced to Cancel Practice

Date: 3/19/2017 9:43:38 AM

Bridgeport, NJ - Winter storm 'Stella' made her mark here in the Northeast this past week affecting many of the local racetracks. Unfortunately, Bridgeport Speedway (5/8 mile) and Spirit Speedway (1/4 mile) weren't spared any differently than the other facilities. With substantial amounts of rain compounded with snow and ice, Bridgeport was left with no other option but to cancel it's annual open practice session this upcoming weekend. Although Sunday does serve as a rain date for Saturday, with the current temperatures and what 'Stella' left behind, it would be near impossible to get equipment and cars on the track this weekend.

"We were really looking forward to getting back in the swing of things this weekend," offered track owner Brian Ramey. "It just looks like Mother Nature had a different plan for all our drivers and fans I guess. It's on to next week, as we are anticipating a great crowd and car count." The first action on the race track will be the Friday night portion of the 5th Annual Doug Hoffman Memorial '60over Special' Weekend. The 358 small blocks and D.A.'s Auto Body Rookie 2017 class will be in competition (7:30pm), while the Big Blocks, Crate/Sportsman, and Outlaw Stocks will have the opportunity to shake down their equipment while going on the clock for 'Fast Time' redraw positions for Saturday's events. Then, on Saturday, March 25 The Spirit Auto Center Big Blocks, Crate/Sportsman, and Pennco Tech Outlaw Stocks will open their season up starting at 4pm. Both tracks still have an open practice for any and all divisions slated for Saturday, April 1 starting at noon. For all the latest information about the Bridgeport and Spirit Speedway you can locate them on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, or log onto their websites at and

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